1st year student of Master’s Programme “Business and Politics in Modern Asia” took part in the international students’ forum “Global Opportunities in Business and Investment” in Turkey in March
Dilia Karamova tells about her experience at the students’ summit in Istanbul
The GOBI (Global Opportunities in Business and Investment) summit for students is organized yearly by one of the leading Turkey Universities, Istanbul Technical University.
The summit programme consisted of 3 days of panel discussions, master-classes and networking. The speakers were among the leading managers of Turkish and international corporations, such as Demir Group, Saran Holding, Coca- Cola and well-known Turkish cultural figures. They shared their experience and gave advice on the opportunities, which are open for the young people and students to enhance their careers’ potential right now.
The organizers also prepared an entertainment programme for us, the international summit participants. We got an opportunity to get acquainted with Turkish history and culture as well as with Istanbul. An “International Night” event, during which the students represented their countries and introduced their national culture and cuisine was also organized for the foreign participants. This was an unforgettable experience for me and I got many impressions, valuable knowledge and got acquainted with interesting people.
I also tried to integrate my research activity into this journey. As my research interests concern Turkey, I decided to collect data for my future research on women’s role in Turkey. I caught the opportunity of summit locating in Turkey to do the interwies with the women of different age in three distinct areas and cities of Turkey: Istanbul. Hatay and Gaziantep.
Thanks to the support from the University, I managed to take part at this summit in Istanbul and visit new regions to fulfill the research goals. Profound gratitude to the faculty and the University administration for their support to student initiatives!
Text by Dilia Karamova, 1st year student, Master's Programme "Business and Politics in Modern Asia"